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Bright Lights, Big City

Posted by Tom Warton on Jan 31, 2018 8:37:03 PM

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Vode’s New York Sales Manager, Ian Coll(standing in blue), with the International Lights sales team

 Bright Lights, Big City

Vode Lighting Partners with International Lights NYC


February 1, 2018

Sonoma, CA  

Vode Lighting, LLC, an innovation leader in lighting product design and manufacturing, recently announced a partnership with International Lights. The move supports Vode’s ambitious growth plans and solidifies its position in the major design market of New York. International Lights in a leading lighting manufacturer’s representative based in New York City.

“International Lights is excited to represent this amazing company in New York,” said Jim Panichella, Co-President of International Lights. “Vode’s innovative approach to design, efficiency, performance and environmental responsibility is second to none in our industry. Vode is well known for its minimal design. They consistently delivers highly functional and clever tools for lighting designers, that all but disappear into architecture.

Scott Yu, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Vode Lighting, said, “There is a very strong concentration of design and architectural firms headquartered in New York City. As a major hub for lighting consultants supporting architectural projects worldwide, we look forward to doing great things with International Lights”.

“We are entering a new era for our business and are thrilled to partner with International Lights. All good business is based on relationship and International Lights in unsurpassed in their support of the designers, distributors and contractors we aim to serve in the great city of New York,” Tom Warton, President and CEO of Vode Lighting.

With the advent of LED and digital control, the lighting industry has entered a radical phase of innovation, beyond energy efficiency and dimming to utilizing technology for quality of function & performance. High color rendering, dynamic dimming, circadian rhythms, mesh networks, Li-Fi, color tuning are now all considerations of the possible when designing for healthcare, higher education, commercial office, retail, and residential projects.

About International Lights: Covering the New York metro area and Long Island, International Lights represents the most innovative manufacturers in the lighting industry. In the 26 years since their founding, International Lights has successfully managed over 10,000 lighting projects. Driven by one of the strongest and most experienced specification sales teams in the country, International Lights offers the best of class service, throughout the entire project life-cycle - from inception through final occupancy.

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Topics: Lighting Industry News, Vode Community, Vode Lighting

Sabra White has joined the Vode team

Posted by Tom Warton on Nov 10, 2016 9:38:01 AM


Sabra White

Customer Service Manager

Sabra White comes to Vode with the perfect mix of architectural knowledge and expertise in the field of LEDs. She began her illustrious career at the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. and then worked as Curator of the Architectural Drawings Collection at the Chicago Historical Society where she honed her keen sense of design aesthetics.

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Topics: Lighting Industry News, Vode Community

In a tight spot with a cove or perimeter lighting project?

Posted by Tom Warton on Jun 4, 2014 6:27:00 AM


So often the ideal lighting you'd like to use in for a wall or ceiling application meets only 2 of 3 critical criteria for specification. Now there's an adaptive linear LED lighting system designed expressly for compact spaces and expandable to any length.


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Topics: LED cove lighting, low profile LED, LED perimeter lighting

Vode Launches Our Next Generation LED Architectural Lighting Today!

Posted by Tom Warton on Feb 19, 2013 10:30:00 PM

Beautiful, Minimal, Adaptable and Efficient. For the longest time we've been hearing from innovative lighting designers and architects that all four attributs were requried for many of their critical project.

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Topics: architectural lighting, lighting systems, linear lighting